These steps have been updated from a popular blog published in 2012.
The 5 steps to successful travel
#1 First start with speaking with your doctor so you are “fit to fly”. You will not be able to carry your own medical oxygen containers on-board with you, so you will have to use oxygen provided by the airlines for the duration of the flight.
#2 Secondly we would suggest you call the airline directly advance of your flight. Ask to speak with special services or the medical department to check requirements.
#3 Next, confirm that you meet the requirements of the carrier and that they can provide the flow of air you need and whether or not they will provide you with a nasal cannula or mask.
# 4 Confirm all of your arrangements by phone at least 48 hours before your flight boards and make sure to go over all of the rules and regulations that the airlines give you. Typically, the airlines will direct you to a website with rules for those traveling with medical oxygen or they will send you a pamphlet in the post.
# 5 Then of course if you are not travelling via aeroplane then these same steps apply if you are traveling by train or cruise ship. Coordinate with your common carrier beforehand to avoid headaches. If cruising, make sure to contact the company prior to purchasing tickets, since many cruise lines will not allow oxygen tanks on board.
If you would like assistance with arranging all your travel medical oxygen needs then please do contact Oxygen Worldwide today. Our team are open 24 hours, 7 days a week and also speak many languages.
Firstly make sure you are well enough to travel and if you are unsure you should check with your doctor. Planning your holiday is exciting and do not let arranging medical oxygen put any downer to this feeling.
As long as you remember to choose wisely where you are traveling to and plan in enough time you will have a fantastic and stress-free time.
You can use the OXYGENWORLDWIDE request form to ask all questions and arrange your oxygen needs around the world. Go on what’s stopping you get planning!!
Always plan ahead; whether you are going away for a short day trip or a long vacation. Always plan your oxygen needs in advance to allow time for suitable arrangements.
Speak with others in forums or through specialists teams – these will give you good guides, tips and advice on the best services, hotels, at home tips with your medical oxygen.
Don’t let it stop you. Always stay as active as you can at home and out and about. Portable medical oxygen allows patients to have a normal life and its so important for your mental wellbeing to see friends and enjoy your hobbies.
If you are travelling with oxygen or planning to at some point; feel free to see our range of resources and links over at OxygenWorldwide and speak to our specialist team for enquiries and advice. They have over 20 years experience of travel with oxygen across many countries.
Preparing for a holiday, trip abroad or even for work can be relatively straight forward for most; passport, luggage and camera. But for those who require medical oxygen it is not as simple as taking your own extra item with you when boarding an aeroplane and moving across countries.
Do not fear as there are experts who can help and leave you to pack your things. It can become confusing to understand different policies, rules across airlines and then having medical oxygen provided at your accommodation is another service to research and book. It is unfortunately not cheap and therefore you need to make sure you have a reliable, safe and efficient service. You would not want your time away to be spoilt especially having help on hand as these machines can fail and need to be replaced quickly or fixed.
Speak to the team at @oxygenworldwide who can help plan, book and have your medical oxygen delivered to most countries across the world. The team also offer a 24/7 service so that if anything does go wrong they are on hand to put it right for you. With all the expert knowledge and relationships built with suppliers for over 20 years you can trust our team and have one less item to worry about.
Head over to our contact us page to find out more.
This week there was a green light for the travel industry and passengers to and from the UK. After such a difficult two years throughout the pandemic, finally this week there was good news. Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic announced an easing of mask wearing on their flights from UK. The UK has had an easing of restrictions since the beginning of the year and now with more people feeling safe to travel again there was even more change.
Now if the destination does not require mask wearing on public transport then this will not be compulsory on these flights for passengers. Of course if you wish to wear a mask you can and on board these flights staff will also wear mask when needed for those passengers who prefer.
There will still be a need for mask if the destination still has this rule in place. A step forward for getting the travel industry back on its feet.
Please check with your airline if you are planning to travel but also this week Heathrow airport also announced mask wearing was not compulsory apart for in close situations throughout the airport.
Tui and Jet2 have also followed with this change for England and N Ireland flights. Scotland and Wales still require mask wearing so this will still be in place for those locations.
Please do check before travelling and if you are still unsure about this change you are still welcome to make that personal choice.
With February being the month surrounded by love, it is also the perfect time of year to explore, venture or go somewhere new. Travel is getting easier now and as everyone becomes a bit more confident the appetite for international travel is increasing. A short trip away can bring so many things such as discovery, break from the same surroundings or the change to finally visit friends and family. Travel can also help to lift moods and spirits especially as many who have been vulnerable have been inside for a long time or even scared to venture out let alone to another country.
Our top 3 favourites for February are:
Paris – well it is the month of love!
Venice – romantic city and great food!
Maldives – being on an island may just be what you need to be with nature
For many the rules, the traffic light system was all too much to make the usual trip abroad. It seemed simpler and easier to stay at home. Recently for UK travellers the traffic system has been taken away making it much simpler to travel. It will have less extra cost now that PCR tests have also been scrapped. The only rules you need to be aware of is the country you are visiting and to stay clear of red countries (currently at time of writing only 7 are on this list). These are all based on if you are fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated travellers will still be required to take PCR tests before and after their travel.
Voila! Its now time to travel; so many short breaks to be had and get away for some winter sunshine, a city break or to see those you have been missing.
Don’t forget travelling with medical oxygen needs also needn’t be complicated. All you need is more organisation. That’s why our team are on hand to help on that part – we just leave the destination to you! Contact us today to help with your plans.
If you are looking to take the chill out of the winter this year – visit one of the below destinations for a quick getaway or short break in Europe. Many cities only a few hours away have spectacular streets, galleries. museums and winter is perfect. These months tend to be quieter as it is off-peak season so even easier for you to wander, see and explore plus at a cheaper price for you holiday abroad. If you are travelling with medical oxygen please do contact us at OxygenWorldwide to help arrange all your medical oxygen needs to your desired destination.
Cyprus – still quite a warm temperature if you are looking for some warmer sunshine
Berlin – an deal city for anyone that is an eplorer
Seville – perfect part to take in the culture and its decor
Canary Islands – also known for winter sun breaks and popular with UK travellers
Morocco – for those wanting some exotic culture, amazing architecture then Marrakesh is closer than you think for a quick getaway
Adults who have been fully vaccinated through the NHS now don’t need to self-isolate when they return from most amber list countries. Each area has its own guidelines so make sure you are up to date with current legislation and requirements. Here are a few popular destinations you could enjoy:
Please do check any changes to conditions before travel. Our team will also arrange all your oxygen travel needs by simply starting out with our enquiry form hereand we will be in touch.